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squirrel death by bike

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Forwarded to me on an email list. I don't know where or when this occurred.

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  1. fixedgear 114 months ago | reply

    Doesn't every bike ;-)? Seriously, though it's a Grant Petersonian argument, a steel fork would be bent and not broken.

  2. nmoroder 113 months ago | reply

    Holy crap! I hit one a couple years ago, but that is insane.

  3. yitah 111 months ago | reply

    Actually, I think it's this guy

    (look halfway down) This guy broke a METAL fork with a squirrel!! Steel can snap as easily ( if not easier) than composite. Anyways, hard to say if composite is tougher than cromoly for impact failures (as opposed to fatigue) , all I can say is I don't want to be the test subject for that one!

  4. Guac Air [deleted] 109 months ago | reply

    A friend had a squirrel run into his wheel back in the late 90's - he had the bladed Spinergy wheels and the squirrel got shredded. My friend took a hard fall at 20+ MPH and broke his collarbone.

  5. velozipedist [affected by censoring] [deleted] 98 months ago | reply

    With a standard wheelset it wouldn't have gone this bad. Smaller gaps on 32H wheels make it harder if not impossible to get through.

  6. frankshapiro 93 months ago | reply

    That squirrel got bone-tragered!

  7. jimgskoop 93 months ago | reply

    I'm amazed that the fork snapped before the spokes.

  8. jr⁹⁸⁶⁶⁴ 82 months ago | reply

    At least we know that the spokes are nice and strong.

  9. Momentum_Magazine 76 months ago | reply

    Poor little squirrel.

  10. hartleymartin 71 months ago | reply

    Does your warranty cover squirrel attacks?

  11. ronbow 69 months ago | reply

    Did the squirrel survive? I/ve seen them make it through some pretty tough scraps.

  12. Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious 69 months ago | reply

    Ron: "Forwarded to me on an email list. I don't know where or when this occurred." But that squirrel looks pretty immobile to me.

  13. Altitude-sports.com 62 months ago | reply

    Wow! That must have been rather intense. Did the rider fall? What did you end up doing with the squirrel?

  14. Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious 62 months ago | reply

    @Altitude: Sorry - don't know: "Forwarded to me on an email list. I don't know where or when this occurred."

  15. phillip_a_bell 51 months ago | reply

    B.S. the spokes would have broken. Those don't even look bent.

    I think someone's been stuffing squirrel.

  16. rhymeswithbombs 38 months ago | reply

    There are other photos of this incident. The rider got injured, but not as badly as the rodent.

  17. KTesh 32 months ago | reply

    Yehuda would be sad...

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